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Borrowing Information

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Most of the items in the Library main collection can be checked out by students, staff and faculty. Community users and other patrons may be able to borrow items if they qualify for a Special Borrowers Card or by joining Friends of the Library.

Books & Masters Theses

  Students Faculty * FOL, Alum, etc. Request Pick up Renewals Late Fines
Main Collection
Books
28 Days Semester 28 Days (20 max) Library Catalog Pick up and check out at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter Multiple 25¢ per item/day
Min $60 if lost
Theses 28 Days Semester 28 Days (20 max) Library Catalog Pick up and check out at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter Multiple 25¢ per item/day
Min $60 if lost
LINK+ Books 21 Days 21 Days N/A Link+ Pick up / Check out at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter One
(3 weeks)
$1 per item per day
$115 per if lost
ILLiad Books Usually
28 days
Usually
28 days
N/A ILLiad Pick up / Check out at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter One Ask DDS
* Friends of the Library, Alumni Association members and other affliliated users must have a special borrowers barcode.

Notes

  • Students working on a thesis or on an incomplete may borrow items from the circulating collection after completing a Library Registration Form, available at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter. Thesis students will need their advisor's signature or have thesis advisor e-mail authorization to use library to

    Circulation Services at circmail@sfsu.edu. Students working on an incomplete need the signature of their instructor. For more info, contact Circulation Services.

  • You can only check out items for yourself. You cannot check out items for others, nor can they check out items for you.
  • The 28 day borrowing period does not apply to books borrowed from LINK+ or via other Interlibrary Services.

Reserve Materials

Students may borrow articles and books in the Reserve Collection from the at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter. Items are also returned to this location.

  Students * FOL, Alum, etc Request Pick up Renewals Late Fines
Reserve Materials 2, 24 or 48-hrs N/A Get call number from Lib catalog Pick up and check out at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter None $1 per item/hr.
Min $60 if lost. 48 hr items: $1 per day

Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, Newspapers etc. )

  Students Faculty * FOL, Alum, etc Request Pick up Renewals Late Fines
Current 2 Days
(5 max)
2 Days
(5 max)
FOL, Alum Assn 2 days. Others in-house only. Browse in Library Pick up and check out at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter One $5 per item/day
Bound 28 Days
(5 max)
28 Days
(5 max)
FOL, Alum Assn 28 days. Others in-house only. Library Catalog Pick up and check out at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter One $1 per item/day
Microforms 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days Find in Catalog; Request with form Pick up and checkout at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter One N/A
* Friends of the Library, Alumni Association members and other affliliated users must have a special borrowers barcode.

Reference Items

  Students Faculty * FOL, Alum, etc Request Pick up Renewals Late Fines
Reference 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours Library Catalog Pick up and check out at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter 5 $1 per item/day
$100+ per if lost
* Friends of the Library, Alumni Association members and other affliliated users must have a special borrowers barcode.

DVDs, CDs, LPs, etc.

  Students Faculty * FOL, Alum, etc Request Pick up / Viewing Renewals Late Fines
DVDs In-house only 2 days In-house only Get call number in Library Catalog, take to Book Checkout & Pickup Counter. Room 85 - Ground Floor Two $1 per item/day
Min $60 if lost
Videotapes
In-house only 2 daysIn-house only Library Catalog All tapes broadcast to Room 85. Reservations may be required. Two $1 per item/day
Min $60 if lost
Compact Discs 7 days14 days 7 days Library Catalog Room 85, Ground Floor Two $1 per item/day
Min $60 if lost
Sound Effect CDs In-house only 14 days In-House only Library Catalog Room 85 N/A N/A
Laser Discs Not available Not availableNot available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Audio Tapes Not available Not available Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Phono Records Not availableNot available Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sound Effect Records Not available Not available Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A
* Friends of the Library, Alumni Association members and other affliliated users must have a special borrowers barcode.

Printed Music

  Students Faculty * FOL, Alum, etc Request Pick up Renewals Late Fines
Music Parts 4 weeksSemester 4 weeks Library Catalog Pick up and check out at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter Two $1 per item/day
Min $60 if lost
Reference Scores M1-M3 (Monuments) 4 weeks Semester 4 weeks Library Catalog Pick up and check out at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter Two $1 per item/day
Min $60 if lost
Thematic Indices Reference Music 2 hours2 hours 2 hours Library Catalog Pick up and check out at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter N/A N/A
* Friends of the Library, Alumni Association members and other affliliated users must have a special borrowers barcode.

Government Information

  Students Faculty * FOL, Alum, etc Request Pick up Renewals Late Fines
Government Information In-house only In-house only In-house only Library Catalog. Pick up and check out at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter N/A N/A
Government Info 28 days / Some exceptions 28 days / Some exceptions 28 days / Some exceptions Library Catalog. Pick up and check out at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter 2 25¢ per item/day
Min $60 if lost
Maps & Atlases 7 days 7 days 7 days Library Catalog Pick up and check out at the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter 2 $1 per item/day
$60+ per if lost
* Friends of the Library, Alumni Association members and other affliliated users must have a special borrowers barcode.

Special & Archival Materials

Items from the the Library's archival collections may be viewed on campus by appointment only, but may not be borrowed. To make an appointment, call 338-1856, or email eliassen@sfsu.edu. Photocopy and reproduction of materials is at the discretion of the staff.

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